Famous African Americans and Their Contribution’s toSociety : Famous African Americans and Their Contribution’s toSociety Second Grade Project List Ruby Bridges : Ruby Bridges On November 9, 1960 Ruby Bridges was the first African American student to attend an all white school in New Orleans. Ruby bravely attended school each day even though there were many people who felt African Americans and whites should not attend the same schools. Jackie Robinson : Jackie Robinson In 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play major-league baseball. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie was an MVP and helped lead the Brooklyn Dodgers to the World Series. Harriet Tubman : Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was born a slave to a white master on plantation in Maryland. Harriet ran away to be free and no longer have to be someone’s property. She helped over 300 slaves become free through the Underground Railroad. Muhammad Ali : Muhammad Ali Ali was born in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali was the first boxer to ever win the world heavyweight championship three times. He described his boxing style with this quote “I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” Rosa Parks : Rosa Parks In Montgomery, Alabama in December 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give her seat on a bus to a white man. Rosa was arrested. Her arrest started a boycott by African Americans who refused to take the bus. She helped fight for equal rights for all people. Thurgood Marshall : Thurgood Marshall In 1967 Thurgood Marshall became the first African American Supreme Court Justice. He was a lawyer, a civil rights leader, and a fighter for equal rights for African Americans. Wilma Rudolph : Wilma Rudolph Wilma was a sickly child. She was a very small baby and developed polio as a child which caused her left leg to shrivel. She overcame her disability to become the first American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics. More Famous African Americans to Choose for Your Project : More Famous African Americans to Choose for Your Project George Washington Carver
Coretta Scott King
Booker T. Washington
Hank Aaron Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jesse Owens Now you may break into your groups and begin looking through the books and at the websites on the computers to start choosing a famous African America for your project. : Now you may break into your groups and begin looking through the books and at the websites on the computers to start choosing a famous African America for your project.